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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters set fires in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons, arresting at least 55 people.

Police in the capital of Amsterdam also used a water cannon to disperse an outlawed anti-lockdown demonstration on a major square ringed by museums. Video showed police spraying people grouped against a wall of the Van Gogh Museum.

It was the worst violence to hit the Netherlands since the pandemic began and the second straight Sunday that police clashed with protesters in Amsterdam. The country has been in a tough lockdown since mid-December that is due to continue at least until Feb. 9. The government beefed up the lockdown with a 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. curfew that went into force on Saturday.

Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus condemned the violence.

“This has nothing to do with demonstrating against corona measures,” Grapperhaus said in a statement. “This is simply criminal behavior; people who deliberately target police, riot police, journalists and other aid workers.”

In Eindhoven, 125 kilometers (78 miles) south of Amsterdam, a central square near the main railway station was littered with rocks, bicycles and shattered glass. The crowd of hundreds of demonstrators also was believed to include supporters of the anti-immigrant group PEGIDA, which had sought to demonstrate in the city.

Eindhoven police said they made at least 55 arrests and warned people to stay away from the city center amid the clashes. Trains to and from the station were halted and local media reported plundering at the station.

A woman not involved in the protests was hospitalized after being injured by a police horse, police said.

Police said more than 100 people were arrested in Amsterdam.

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My comment is that this needs more coverage. I'm not seeing much coverage, these are violent mass protests, shit is getting burned, shit is getting hurt. But shit is not getting coverage.
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I might be old fashioned but I don’t find that level of protest very ‘violent’. Nor did I find the Congress ‘insurrection’ all that violent’. I guess when you live in a time when spanking your children is ‘violent’, I’ve sort of lost respect for certain words.

Minor scuffles, some vandalism a bit of unrest. All to be expected when you lock down entire populations for months on end :|
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Beren wrote:It depends because the Netherlands is not supposed to be a violent place at all. It's a kind of free and peaceful Legoland country of calmness and civility where you feel at home immediately.

Wait, what? Have you ever been there...? :eh:
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Beren wrote:I'd say they must be pretty upset if they protest violently and clash with police or even burn things down in Amsterdam. I haven't been to Eindhoven, though.

The Dutch don't like anyone telling them what to do. Especially if it's for their own good. Because, you know, fuck you. Lol.
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Potemkin wrote:The Dutch don't like anyone telling them what to do. Especially if it's for their own good. Because, you know, fuck you. Lol.

Or maybe they just don't want a 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. curfew, which is like implementing some martial law in, for example, Amsterdam. I wonder if it's actually a bad thing that they don't abide completely peacefully and silently just because "I T ' S C O V I D - 1 9 ! ! !"

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Beren wrote:Or maybe they just don't want a 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. curfew, which is like implementing some martial law in, for example, Amsterdam. I wonder if it's actually a bad think that they don't abide completely peacefully and silently just because "I T ' S C O V I D - 1 9 ! ! !"


Is the purpose of these curfews to prevent people to go clubs/bars/concerts?
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Beren wrote:Or maybe they just don't want a 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. curfew, which is like implementing some martial law in, for example, Amsterdam. I wonder if it's actually a bad thing that they don't abide completely peacefully and silently just because "I T ' S C O V I D - 1 9 ! ! !"

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The Dutch should be under a 24-hour curfew, forever, just on principle. Just sayin'.
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ness31 wrote:Nor did I find the Congress ‘insurrection’ all that violent’. I guess when you live in a time when spanking your children is ‘violent’, I’ve sort of lost respect for certain words.

A police officer was beaten to death at that riot. One protester was shot dead by police. This may not be a big deal to you but meets everyone else's understanding of the word "violence".
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AFAIK wrote:A police officer was beaten to death at that riot. One protester was shot dead by police. This may not be a big deal to you but meets everyone else's understanding of the word "violence".


Those were instances of violence. Get a fucking grip.

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